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  • Schools and nurseries strike action update – 7 December

    Teaching unions are planning further industrial action on 7 December which is expected to impact Orkney schools.

    At present the Council’s Education Team is preparing for disruption on a number of days between now and early in the new year:

    02 December 2022

  • Tim Wootton palette knife painting demonstration at The Orkney Museum

    Tim Wootton palette knife painting demonstration at The Orkney Museum

    Anyone interested in finding out more about palette knife painting techniques should head along to The Orkney Museum on Saturday 10 December for a free demonstration by artist Tim Wootton.

    02 December 2022

  • Occasional Licence - YM Empower - YM Community Hall - Burns Supper and Ceilidh Dance

    The Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received an application for occasional licence from YM Empower for the YM Community Hall, Longhope.

    02 December 2022

  • Provisional Premises Licence - Orkney Brewery Bottle Shop

    Orkney Islands Area Licensing Board has received an application for provisional premises licence from Sinclair Breweries Ltd in respect of Orkney Brewery Bottle Shop, 28 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HL.

    02 December 2022

  • Fostering Service improvements underway – but staffing crisis remains a challenge

    The Council has implemented a number of improvements to the Orkney Fostering Service and pledged to act swiftly on any outstanding findings from a Care Inspectorate report into the service which was published this week (29 November).

    A number of key actions have already been implemented, such as the recruitment of an interim service manager who has begun work on the improvement plan.

    An additional social worker will be joining the Fostering and Adoption Team in January 2023 and a training programme for foster carers began last month.

     

    01 December 2022

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